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New BP CEO to 'Reinvent' Oil Major as Deeper New BP CEO to 'Reinvent' Oil Major as Deeper
- February 15, 2020

To do so, BP will need to reorganise and divide its operations into groups but it vowed that it was committed to performing as it has while at the same time transforming into something better for the future. "We do not have those for you right now", but the company will announce more measures in September, he said. Stephanie Pfeifer, a member of the global Climate Action 100+ Steering Committee and CEO of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change, welcomed BP's plan. (more...)
Biggest turtle that ever lived had 10 foot shell with horns Biggest turtle that ever lived had 10 foot shell with horns
- February 15, 2020

It was a humid swampy region teeming with life 5 to 10 million years ago, and one of its inhabitants was Stupendemys geographicus , a turtle species that scientists first described in the mid-1970s. Habitat disruption and geographical changes by the Andes may be probable reasons for the cause of extinction. The reptile's estimated body mass of 1,145 kg makes it nearly 100 times heavier than its closest living relative, the Amazon river turtle, the university said in a statement on ... (more...)
Storm Dennis to hit West Berkshire Storm Dennis to hit West Berkshire
- February 15, 2020

Further yellow warnings for wind are in place for northern parts of the United Kingdom from midday on Sunday until midday on Monday - potentially bringing travel disruption to commuters. Storm Dennis is expect to blast the region this weekend with winds of up to 50mph. Curtin said communities will get about eight hours warning ahead of any flooding over the weekend and urged people to sign up to the agency's flood warning system. (more...)
Mice fighting over crumbs in London Underground wins wildlife photo award Mice fighting over crumbs in London Underground wins wildlife photo award
- February 15, 2020

Rowley told Yahoo News UK: "This was a pre-planned project and I chose to spend a week on the station network trying to get this kind of shot". The winning photo, however, shows a closer-to-home scene that still may go unnoticed by many. Twice a day, hundreds of people still pay to watch orangutans fight, dance and play the drums. "The conditions for photographing at the Norwegian archipelago Svalbard are extreme, but wildlife has adapted to the environment and its freezing temperatures. (more...)
Astronaut welcomed home by excited pooch after a year in space Astronaut welcomed home by excited pooch after a year in space
- February 15, 2020

And on Thursday, she took to Twitter to share a video of the joyous moment that she was reunited with her dog, LBD , who had clearly been eagerly awaiting her arrival. She landed in Kazakhstan on February 6 with two colleagues aboard a Russian capsule. The mission gave researchers the opportunity to observe the effects of long-duration spaceflight on a woman. (more...)
NASA spots massive asteroid approaching Earth on February 15 NASA spots massive asteroid approaching Earth on February 15
- February 14, 2020

The asteroid is so massive, that if a collision were to occur, the impact would kill off millions of human inhabitants and lead to a mass extinction of animals, and possibly a global nuclear winter that could last for years. Due to its size and unsafe orbit, the space rock has been labelled as a potentially hazardous asteroid. NASA tracked down an asteroid that could potentially bring disastrous effects on the planet if it collided. (more...)
Radio signals from deep space repeated every 16 days Radio signals from deep space repeated every 16 days
- February 14, 2020

The first repeating fast radio burst traced, FRB 121102, linked back to a small dwarf galaxy containing stars and metals. This particular FRB is located in a star-forming region in a "nearby massive spiral galaxy". Now, the evidence of a pattern in the signal adds to the question of what could cause these bursts to emit the way that they do. During this time, the FRB 180916.J0158+65 followed a 16.35-day cycle. (more...)
Scientists uncover evidence of ghost population of ancient humans in ancient Africa Scientists uncover evidence of ghost population of ancient humans in ancient Africa
- February 14, 2020

What they found is the presence of DNA from "an archaic ghost population " in modern West African populations' genetic ancestry. It is believed that this " ghost population " lived in Africa nearly half a million years ago. We don't know how these human relatives looked like or how they lived, but their genes paint a compelling story of complex interactions with our ancestors. (more...)
Christina Koch's record-setting spaceflight may help in the future Christina Koch's record-setting spaceflight may help in the future
- February 14, 2020

Astronaut Christina Koch returned to Earth last week after a historic spaceflight that saw her spend more time in space than any woman before and join two of her female colleagues for the first all-women spacewalk ever. "My main message to anyone who has a dream is to follow your passions", she said. The spacewalker also made news of sharing devastating images of the Australian bushfires as seen from the International Space Station. (more...)
NASA Seeks Astronaut for Mars and Moon Missions NASA Seeks Astronaut for Mars and Moon Missions
- February 14, 2020

They then have to successfully clear NASA's long-duration spaceflight physical examination. NASA will send the first woman and next man to the Moon by 2024, which is part of its Artemis program , and apply lessons learned there to send astronauts to Mars. (more...)
Iceberg the size of Malta breaks up Iceberg the size of Malta breaks up
- February 13, 2020

A story about a glacier shedding mass at the edge of the world, threatening to raise ocean levels and potentially contribute to untold environmental change. These changes have been mapped by European Space Agency-built satellites since the 1990s, with calving events occurring in 1992, 1995, 2001, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018, and now 2020. (more...)
Extinct South American giant turtle had 10-foot-wide horned shell Extinct South American giant turtle had 10-foot-wide horned shell
- February 13, 2020

Stupendemys - meaning "stupendous turtle" - inhabited a colossal wetlands system spanning what is now Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil and Peru before the Amazon and Orinoco rivers were formed. Palaeontologist Rodolfo Sanchez lies alongside a carapace of the giant turtle Stupendemys geographicus , from Urumaco, Venezuela. The initially Stupendemys fossils were uncovered in the 1970 s however lots of secrets have actually continued to be regarding the 4- metre lengthy pet. (more...)
Two Russian Satellites Chasing American Satellite Two Russian Satellites Chasing American Satellite
- February 13, 2020

Raymond was referring to a pair of Russian satellites launched Nov 25. The Kosmos-2542 then released a sub-satellite the next month. Because of the nature of their orbits, the Russian satellites were able to see multiple sides of the US 245. (more...)
Global energy-related carbon emissions flattened out in 2019 Global energy-related carbon emissions flattened out in 2019
- February 13, 2020

Coal-fired power generation in advanced economies declined by almost 15% as a result of growth in renewables, coal-to-gas switching, a rise in nuclear power and weaker electricity demand. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) responded on Twitter, "FACT you will NEVER see on the 6 o'clock news: US emissions FELL 2.9%, or by 140 million tons, continuing the trend of the United States LEADING THE WORLD IN TOTAL EMISSIONS DECLINE since 2000". (more...)
Greta Thunberg teams with BBC Studios for environmental series Greta Thunberg teams with BBC Studios for environmental series
- February 13, 2020

The series is expected to follow her on the campaign trail, as well as documenting the 17-year-old's journey into adulthood. The project was announced Monday at the BBC Showcase trade show. She has split opinion across the planet, with some hailing her as a hero whilst others very critical of showing such passion at a young age. The Swedish teen was also announced as Time Magazine's 2019 Person of the Year as a result of her constant work for Climate Action. (more...)
Liftoff! Solar Orbiter launches successfully | Space Liftoff! Solar Orbiter launches successfully | Space
- February 13, 2020

Update: If you missed the live coverage, watch the Solar Orbiter Liftoff Video . An Atlas V rocket built by USA -based United Launch Alliance carried it into space. It will also study the link between the sun and the heliosphere by establishing a cause-and-effect relationship of what happens on the sun and the near-Earth environment. (more...)
The Truth Behind The Viral Broom Challenge Taking Over Twitter The Truth Behind The Viral Broom Challenge Taking Over Twitter
- February 13, 2020

There's just one problem: NASA never said that . From eggs to Vans , the internet has been swept away by gravity-defying challenges! This time, people are trying to fool you into believing that something unique about the Earth's gravity is allowing brooms to stand up on their own. (more...)
ESA’s Next Space Mission Will Create An Artificial Solar Eclipse ESA’s Next Space Mission Will Create An Artificial Solar Eclipse
- February 13, 2020

In the foreseeable future, the European Space Agency (ESA ) also announced another upcoming strategic the "sun" , which is a pair of satellites that will hide pseudo sun shades, or shadow, look at the climate, which is slightly diminished. (more...)
Subway Mouse Fight Wins People's Choice for Wildlife Photographer of the Year Subway Mouse Fight Wins People's Choice for Wildlife Photographer of the Year
- February 13, 2020

An image of two mice fighting over crumbs on the London Underground has been crowned the victor of a prestigious wildlife photography award . I'm obviously just taking photos of the mice, you know, as you do.' And he's like 'Ah, sorry mate, I thought you'd had a heart attack, ' " Rowley says. (more...)
Researchers resurrect mutated genes of one of the last wooly mammoths
- February 13, 2020

The final of that period let the raise of the Holocene Age, where many species of animals found their end. "Previous genetic studies have suggested that - but not demonstrated it - and found that the population of mammoths on Wrangel Island was small and getting smaller all the time, which led to lots of inbreeding among distant relatives". (more...)

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